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Iraq

KSS will not abide by agreements between Iraq and US: militia leader

Secretary General of Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS) Abu Ala al-Walai said on Saturday (July 24) that the militia will not abide by any agreement with the United States negotiated by the Iraqi government in the context of the Strategic Dialogue talks.


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Iraq, Lebanon sign deal to swap fuel oil for medical services

Iraq will provide Lebanon with one million tonnes of fuel oil for its power plants in exchange for medical services, under a deal signed on Saturday (July 24) in Baghdad.


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Iraq arrests 'cell' over deadly bombing claimed by ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced Saturday (July 24) the arrest of a "terror cell" behind a Baghdad market bombing that killed dozens and was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group.


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Iraq records 7,653 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (July 24) it recorded 7,653 new coronavirus infections and 65 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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US provides nearly $155m in humanitarian aid to Iraqis: Blinken

Ahead of strategic dialogue talks in Washington, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday (July 23) that the US provides nearly $155 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq and communities that host displaced Iraqis.


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Three Federal Police killed, two wounded in Kirkuk attack

Three members of Iraq's Federal Police were killed and two others were wounded in an attack in Kirkuk’s al-Rashad district on Saturday (July 24).


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Iraqi PM to focus on US troop withdrawal in Biden meeting

Weakened by pro-Iran factions at home, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will meet with US President Joe Biden on Monday to discuss a possible full US troop withdrawal from his country.


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Iraq records 8,905 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (July 23) it recorded 8,905 new coronavirus infections and 66 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Britain hits five individuals with anti-graft sanctions

Britain on Thursday (July 22) placed sanctions on five individuals around the world including the former governor of Nineveh, as part of its global anti-corruption regime.


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Iraqi officials discuss US military presence on Washington visit

Senior officials from Baghdad were in Washington Thursday (July 22) for preliminary talks on the US military presence in Iraq, ahead of an upcoming meeting between leaders of the two countries, the Pentagon said in a statement.


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Iraq records 8,106 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (July 22) it recorded 8,106 new coronavirus infections and 81 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq COVID-19 death toll tops 18,000: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (July 21) it recorded 8,320 new coronavirus infections and 69 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours, posting single-day record.


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Two Iraqi soldiers killed, three wounded in Saladin attack

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in an attack in Saladin governorate’s Mutaibija area early on Wednesday (July 21).


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'I took them to the market': a Baghdad father's grief

When Emad Jawad dropped his wife and son at a bustling Baghdad market on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, he couldn't know he would never see them alive again.


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Iraq President Barham Salih, KRG PM Masrour Barzani targeted by Pegasus spyware: reports

Iraqi President Barham Salih was allegedly targeted by Pegasus spyware, along with at least fourteen other heads of state or government, according to a report on Tuesday (July 20) by the Washington Post.


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Iraq records 8,922 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (July 20) it recorded 8,922 new coronavirus infections and 59 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours, posting single-day record.


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Iraq market suicide bombing claimed by ISIS kills nearly 30 on eve of Eid holiday

The Islamic State (ISIS) group claimed responsibility early Tuesday for a suicide bombing that ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital ahead of Eid holiday celebrations, killing nearly 30 people, according to medical sources.


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Ahead of Washington visit, Iraq PM Kadhimi says cooperation with Coalition will continue

Ahead of a visit to the White House next week, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said that his country’s training and cooperative agreements with NATO and the International Coalition will continue, despite pressure on both Baghdad and Washington to withdraw US troops.


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Iraqis protest against unpunished killings of activists

Hundreds of Iraqis protested on Sunday (July 18) in central Baghdad to demand that authorities hold accountable the killers of dozens of activists associated with a long-running protest movement.


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Iraq records 8,698 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (July 18) it recorded 8,698 new coronavirus infections and 41 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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